Together, we’ll find the people you need to power your progress.

Contact us today

Executive Appointment


Together, we’ll find the people you need to power your progress.

Contact us today



The expertise, abilities and ambition of skilled and experienced leaders are invaluable to your organisation.

Our Executive Search team consists of industry experts with decades of experience in retained, executive search – an offering distinct from our mainstream recruitment business.

Together, we’ll secure high-achieving individuals who will navigate your organisation in a more complex world of work.

Hays Executive’s successful appointment rate has stood at 95% since 2017.

Executive Appointments Client review

Arlene Sheridan was extremely professional, well-organised and articulate and delivered on all our agreed expectations with her colleague Rory O'Riordan. Hays offered us access to an unrivalled talent pool of senior candidates. We were truly happy with the service from Hays.

- CEO, Public Sector
  • Global talent networks

    Our in-house research and sourcing teams will take complete control of your executive-talent search, giving you access to a global network of high-calibre leaders who will shape the future of your organisation.

  • Bespoke job ads and transparent interview processes

    We believe in building success through diversity, investing our time in meeting, getting to know and staying connected with the best leadership candidates in your industry.

  • Contact us to talk about our executive search practice

    Get in touch today to find your next leader


  • Enhance your access to skills and expertise

    We know the type of people who thrive in dynamic, transformation-driven environments. Unlock access to our dynamic talent networks, carefully crafted to attract, engage and retain the people you need.

  • Empower business transformation with executive hires

    People drawn to change are driven by cultures built on autonomy, collaboration and creativity. Together, we’ll build an Employer Value Proposition that enables essential expertise to thrive.

  • Steer your organisation to success with high-level strategic thinkers

    It’s not just about getting the person you need quickly, it’s about getting the right person who’s going to power your strategic ambitions. We take the time to understand your challenges, opportunities and future direction, enabling us to build a shortlist of suitable leadership candidates.


    Get in touch today


An executive search team will give you access to a global network of talent across various industries. Their experience makes them well-practiced in identifying the right fit for your organisation.

An executive search firm will have the time and understanding to properly approach passive candidates, not currently on the market, in a confidential and sensitive manner. 

The firm you choose will have an intimate understanding of your business and what you’re trying to achieve. They should spend a good amount of time with you understanding what drives the business, what the objectives are and the type of personality that will thrive in the role. 

This list could be infinite, but the following are what could be considered essential leadership qualities. The first is integrity, which is key to building trust among teams. Whether it’s calling out accomplishments or acknowledging mistakes, integrity is something employees value highly.  

The second is communication, which is essential to motivating and instructing staff. Poor communication can lead to poor outcomes.

The last is decisiveness – being willing to take on the risk of decision-making and accepting accountability. A prolonged debate and lack of decisiveness will often result in decisions that please no one.  

It’s easy to start the search for your next executive hire - simply contact us for a confidential discussion around your requirements.

We’re always looking to improve how we can advise and provide the workforce solutions that deliver on your ambition.


Scale your access to skills 

Circumstances change, priorities shift. Meet every challenge with an agile solution.


Interested in workforce solutions?

Today's solutions lay the foundation for pursuing tomorrow's opportunities. Aided by technology and automation, we make managing complex talent needs simpler and easier.

Let's talk

Need new recruits? Look no further

Whether you’re seeking short-notice temporary support or longer-term employees, we have candidates in our databases that are sure to fit the bill.

Recruit now